What to Serve With Tri Tip: 20 Delicious Side Dishes

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Tri Tip, a flavorful and tender cut of beef, is a star on the dinner table. But pairing it with the right side dishes can turn a good meal into a great one. Whether you're grilling, roasting, or slow-cooking your steak, the accompanying sides matter.

Here are 20 delicious side dishes, ranging from vegetables to grains, that can elevate your Tri Tip steak and impress your guests.

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The best side dishes to serve with Tri Tip are chicken alfredo, enchilada pasta, baked ziti, corn on the cob, Jasmine rice, mashed potatoes, taco soup, red cabbage, crispy green beans, mac and cheese, grilled mushrooms, creamed corn, avocado beet salad, jalapeno cornbread, garlic flatbread, spinach salad, peach and cheese salad, Homemade BBQ sauce, mango chutney, and honey oat bread. 

Tri Tip steak is a perfect meat dish to have at parties, lunches, and dinners. Add one of the side dishes bellow for the best meal ever.

1. Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

Tri Tip tastes great with anything creamy; in this case, you can pair it with chicken alfredo. This side dish is beautiful, soft, and mouthwatering.

Chicken alfredo can be made in a big bowl and served with a few simple ingredients for family and friends.

2. Enchilada Pasta

Enchilada Pasta

This is a one-pot meal that you can enjoy with the beef dish. This pasta features flavorful ingredients such as beef, garlic powder, onion powder, rotini pasta, chili powder, and cumin to give your dish a perfect taste.

Again, don't hesitate and make a big bowl of this pasta to satisfy your cravings and hunger.

3. Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

Here is another mouthwatering side dish to pair with Tri Tip steak. This is also a mouthwatering dish that can be made within 11 minutes. It features spinach, mozzarella cheese, garlic cloves, salt, ziti pasta, marinara sauce, and all your favorite cheeses.

It is quite simple to make this dish, and everyone loves it.

4.  Corn On the Cob

Two ears of corn topped with cheese, salt and chopped parsley on a cutter board

Tri Tip can be served with corn on the cob. Use the tagged recipe to make the best corn on the cob in town. Save bucks and make this side dish at home.

5. Jasmine Rice

Jasmine Rice Jasmine rice tastes great with Tri Tip. Also, it is quite convenient to make. You can make rice within 15 minutes and spice it up using your favorite herbs and spices.

Make sure that your rice isn't mushy. Use water according to the quantity mentioned in the recipe card.

6. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of the most common side dishes for almost all types of dishes. Its creamy texture and buttery taste are a treat for your tastebuds.

Follow the tagged recipe to make a good serving of mashed potatoes. Then serve them fresh with your Tri Tip and enjoy the complete meal.

Here is a tip. Use only fresh potatoes to make this dish; otherwise, you may face a cooking disaster.

7. Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Do you crave something healthy and fulfilling? If yes, taco soup is a perfect dish to enjoy with Tri Tip. Taco soup can be made in less than 20 minutes and contains beef, taco seasoning, red beans, beef stock, chilies, tomatoes, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

This wholesome soup will make your meal interesting and praiseworthy by manifolds.

8. Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage

Sometimes it is impossible to make a full-fledged side dish to impress your guests. So, instead of struggling, making a quick side dish to serve with Tri Tip is best.

We can recommend healthy and fresh red cabbage enough. This is a simple dish with ingredients like onion, olive oil, apples, merlot, vinegar, red cabbage, salt, and pepper.

Although this side dish is simple, every spoonful gives you comfort and great taste.

9. Crispy Green Beans

Crispy Green Beans

Have you tried making crispy green beans at home? They are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. These beans are quite flavorful, provided you make them using the tagged recipe.

Tri Tip steak tastes amazing with these beans. If you want to make a complete meal, add a dip to go with the rest of the dish and enjoy various flavors in your mouth.

10. Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese

Mac and cheese is everyone's favorite, and there is no denying it. This dish is creamy, soft, and quite flavorful. It is best to serve mac and cheese with Tri Tip when serving the latter to your kids.

Kids love the mild flavor and enjoy the amazing combination.

If you plan to serve mac and cheese to adults, spice it up with chili flakes.

11. Grilled Mushrooms

Grilled MushroomsCook a feast by cooking grilled mushrooms with Tri Tip. This recipe is quite easy to make but leaves a long-lasting impact on your guests. Besides, mushrooms taste great with beef, so you have an excellent reason to serve them together.

Present these mushrooms as portrayed in the image above.

12. Creamed Corn

Corn in butter sauce topped with green onion and spices

Amp up your eating table by serving Tri Tip with creamed corn. Enjoy the creamy corn as they melt in your mouth with every spoonful.

To make the corn creamy, use butter, heavy cream and milk.

13. Avocado Beet Salad

Avocado Beet Salad

Tri Tip is a wholesome dish, but its flavor can get a little too much at times. In that case, this citrusy salad works wonders.

It is a healthy and simple salad featuring beets, avocados, and pistachios. All the ingredients are then sprinkled with a citrusy dressing.

14. Jalapeno Cornbread

Jalapeno Cornbread

Do you want to spice up your dinner? If yes, serve Tri Tip with this spicy and delicious jalapeno cornbread.

We love how soft this bread is and can be loved by both kids and adults. Prepare cornbread using the tagged recipe, and thank us for this wonderful recommendation.

15. Garlic Flatbread

Garlic Flatbread

This flatbread has the perfect garlicky flavor to make your meal taste amazing. The tagged recipe helps you make the softest bread with just a few ingredients within a few minutes. You may find these ingredients already present in your pantry.

16. Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad

If you are alone at home with your Tri Tip for dinner, pair it with a smile spinach salad. The tagged recipe can help you make the best side dish with an easy and refreshing dressing.

You can customize the vegetables used according to your taste.

17. Peach and Cheese Salad

Peach and cheese salad

Elevate your food experience by serving your beef dish with this refreshing and perfect summer salad. The recipe features peaches, red onions, lemon juice, pistachios, honey, spinach, vinegar, olive oil, tomatoes, salt, and pepper.

Follow all the given instructions and treat yourself with a remarkable treat.

18. Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Tri Tip tastes great with many dips, but nothing matches the good old BBQ sauce flavor. While you can get a bottle from your grocery store, there is nothing as good as a homemade sauce.

Follow the recipe properly to make the amazing sauce at home, and then bottle the prepared mixture in an airtight jar. This way, you can use the sauce for future use.

19. Mango Chutney

Mango chutney

Mango chutney is a wonderful side dish for your Tri Tip. Make a batch using the recipe and then preserve it for future use. You can have this chutney for other dishes as well.

20. Honey Oat Bread

Honey Oat Bread

Finally, serve Tri Tip with honey oat bread and enjoy the combination. This is soft bread and truly a crowd-pleaser.

20 Side Dishes For Tri Tip

  1. Chicken Alfredo
  2. Enchilada Pasta
  3. Baked Ziti
  4. Corn on the cob
  5. Jasmine rice
  6. Mashed potatoes
  7. Taco soup
  8. Red cabbage
  9. Crispy green beans
  10. Mac and Cheese
  11. Grilled mushrooms
  12. Creamed corn
  13. Avocado beet salad
  14. Jalapeno cornbread
  15. Garlic flatbread
  16. Spinach salad
  17. Peach and cheese salad
  18. Homemade BBQ sauce
  19. Mango chutney
  20. Honey oat bread

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What To Serve With Tri Tip

Discover complementary sides, sauces, and marinades to enhance the flavors of your tri tip steak make your meal a success.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Tri Tip, tri tip steak
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 Tri Tip


  • Make the best Tri Tip at home.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat it with mashed potatoes, chicken alfredo, sauteed mushrooms, corn on the con, avocado salad, peach and cheese salad, creamy corn, taco soup, crispy green beans, red cabbage, baked ziti and enchilada pasta.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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